Category Archives: Heatherside


Extra measures put in place to deter future incursions on Heatherside

In response to the recent traveller incursion on Heatherside recreation ground, Surrey Heath Borough council will be adding to the existing security measures in an attempt to avoid a similar situation happening again. These include extra “dragons teeth” barriers or “kissing gates” to stop vehicles accessing the park via the footpaths , replacing some of the bollards with stronger, thicker versions and adding extra bollards in the gap next to the toilet block.
The council is keen to stress that, even with these new measures in place, making the site completely incursion proof without significantly compromising the park’s aesthetics and accessibility to the public is extremely difficult. However, these extra measure should go some way in discouraging any future incursion attempts.

The clean up operation following Heatherside Traveller incursion gets underway

Heatherside Traveller Incursion - June 2015The clean up Operation following the Heatherside Traveller incursion has got under way.

Operatives have attended the site today and made a start on the large number of fly tips around the edges of both playing fields. Initial rough estimates are that there could be as much as 25 tonnes of debris and rubbish left by the travellers. This consists of a large amount of garden waste from landscape gardening works undertaken by the travellers as well as building rubble and other commercial type waste. I have posted a video on my facebook page which shows the extent of the flytips and rubbish at

There is also a lot litter and rubbish sacks to be cleared away and that phase of the clean up operation begins early tomorrow morning.

I would like to appeal to local residents to stay away from the two fields that were occupied by the Travellers until council operatives have had chance to clear away the debris, some of which could be potentially hazardous.

This is an audio podcast taken from my live broadcast from the Heatherside Recreation Ground immediately after the travellers had departed.

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Heatherside Gypsy / Traveller Incursion Update

Heatherside Recreation Ground - Traveller IncursionSurrey Heath Borough Council have released the following update concerning the Gypsy / Traveller Incursion on the Heatherside Recreation Ground.

“We are aware of a traveller incursion on open space at Heatherside.

A number of council officers and police attended the site over the weekend.

We are continuing to monitor the site and are working closely with Surrey Police.

Officers will be visiting the site again today (Monday 15th June) for routine checks and will be serving notice within the next 24 hours requiring the travellers to leave within a reasonable time”.

I will be providing regular updates via my facebook page so like it at: Heatherside Gypsy / Traveller Incursion Update

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Heatherside artist Quentin Devine creates Jack Bauer from 1485 postcards – Video blog

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Description: Local artist and animator Quentin Devine creates Jack Bauer be made from 1485 postcards. He used 24 London postcard designs and glued them to a huge canvas, 6m x 4m (24m squared). Why? To promote the release of Fox’s ’24: Live Another Day’ on DVD and bluray. To find out more about Quentin Devine check out his web site at